One of the biggest moves by Apple at its iOS 8 announcement is to open up its platform for third-party keyboard apps. It’s not so much that the default iOS keyboard was bad, but the fact that its autocorrect engine has spawned countless blogs dedicated to “autocorrect fails” says a lot about the need of an alternative. With iOS 8 set to be available for download today, third-party keyboard apps will now be available, in addition to the new QuickType virtual keyboard for iOS 8.
Little known British electronics manufacturer My Go appears to be preparing to launch its own Windows Phone based smartphone. This news comes from a leak of the product page that was supposed to be internal use only. It may not be the next big thing to arrive on the market, but the information found in the specifications and product pictures could provide some insight into the future of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.
Geek On Gadgets has revealed the contents of a confidential internal document from Microsoft concerning the future of Nokia and Windows Phone. It would appear that the Microsoft Mobile division is slowly moving away from the two brands, with the Lumia 830 and 730 being the last two smartphones to carry the Nokia name.
It’s been a long while since we heard about the WebOS Ports Open webOS project, which was when LG acquired most of the rights to it from HP two years back. The company has even implemented the OS to its line of Smart TVs. Fast forward today,webOS has been officially renamed to LuneOS, and is now making its debut in older Nexus devices as well as Touchpad devices by HPs.
There really is an HTC One M8 running Windows Phone 8.1 in existence, and it’s on sale as of last night in the United States. Externally, the hardware is exactly identical with the regular M8; while on the inside, it trades Google’s voice assistant for Cortana. This isn’t just a simple OS swap, as HTC has thought to bring BlinkFeed and several other Android features over to this new device. The only problem with all this is that it is currently only available to Verizon customers.
Xiaomi has officially unveiled the latest iteration of its highly successful Android ROM, MIUI 6. While there’s been huge celebrations in the form of a one-day sale offering huge discounts in China and its other international markets, the main focus today is with the revamp of one of the most-used ROMs in the market. MIUI 6 is, in Xioami’s words, “visually stunning, stunningly simple”.
After revealing that Xiaomi’s MIUI software discreetly uploads user data without informing its users, software security firm F-Secure has now confirmed that the latest MIUI update has fixed the issue.
[UPDATE - 14 August, 130PM]: Lumia Cyan update has arrived for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners in Malaysia. Read more for details.
[UPDATE - 30 July, 537PM]: To Nokia Lumia 1520 and 1320 owners in Malaysia, the Lumia Cyan update is now available for your devices. Read more for details.
[UPDATE - 17 July, 919PM]: If you are using Bitlocker on your Lumia, there is something you need to know before you decide to update your device. Read more for details.
Heads up, Nokia Lumia owners; the much awaited Lumia Cyan update is now on its way to you. First announced at Microsoft Build Developers Conference earlier this year, Lumia Cyan is packed with improvements and new features specifically made for Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices alongside the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.
However, the update is currently being roll out in stages which means that not everyone are going to receive Lumia Cyan at the same time.